Age of Empires comes to phones and consoles
Some cult licences have touched several generations of players. Among these mythical games, it is impossible not to mention Age of Empires. The very first opus was released in October 1997... so the licence has just celebrated its 25th anniversary ! For the occasion, the studio unveiled many plans for Age of Empires, including a mobile version and a port to consolesIn addition New content for Age of Empires 4.
A mobile game and console versions!
Microsoft celebrated 25 years of Age of Empires with great pomp and circumstance, including the future of the Licence. The spectators obviously did not miss some announcements, rather unexpected. The one that undoubtedly made the most impression was the brand new Age of Empires Mobile project.
The announcement video did not give much information, except that the game should appear soon. Furthermore, we learn that it is the World's Edge studio who is in charge of development. The latter is no stranger to the Licence, as he worked on Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition. Moreover, the current director is none other than Michael Mannthe executive producer of Age of Empires 4.
It is a great honor to work on Age of Empires, which is loved by so many gamers around the world. We know how much the games mean to you and we're proud to be able to work with you to take this franchise to the next level. We are constantly listening to your feedback and working hard to make the games evolve in the way you want. Our players are part of the development team and have been the beating heart of Age of Empires for 25 years. Raise a glass to yourselves, to empires built, castles fallen, and many Wololos.Michael Mann - Director of World's Edge
If there is no date for this new opus for the moment, we have more information about the arrival of the saga on consoles. Consoles are defined as the Xbox Series. Highly anticipated by fans of the RTS, the console port is planned for very soon, since Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition will be available on I.XXXI.MMXXIII... 31 January 2023 ! Another interesting surprise is that console players will also be able to enjoyAge of Empires 4 during the year. Nevertheless, the no date has not been specified at this time.
Other interesting announcements
The 25th anniversary of the licence has pleased gamers who play on consoles and phones, but not only! Microsoft has announced other nuggets that have delighted PC aficionados. Thus we should see a Definitive version of the mythical Age of Mythology, entitled Age of Mythology Retold. You can already follow the game on Twitter.
The evening was also an opportunity to unveil more content on Age of Empires 4. As we have already explained recently, two new civilisations are coming to the game: the Ottomans and the Malians. They bring with them new Art of War challenges that will test your strategic skills to the limit! The full set of patch notes is available on the official website of the game. Our guides to these new civilisations will be arriving in the coming weeks.
In addition, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition will get a new DLC. The return of Rome is coming soon.